Taxon  Report   9059 
Centaurea jacea  L.
Brown knapweed,  Brownray knapweed
Centaurea jacea
© 2005 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
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Centaurea jacea
© 2005 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
Centaurea jacea
© 2008 Keir Morse
Centaurea jacea, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California.

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Centaurea jacea
© 2008 Zoya Akulova
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS
Alternate Names:
(according to)

TJM2: Centaurea ×moncktonii
TJM2: Centaurea ×pratensis
More information about  Centaurea jacea
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: May 29, 2016).

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